Nominations are now open for the United Nations Association of Australia National Media Awards 2013. “The Awards were initiated as a National Program in 1978 and recognise the role of the media in promoting social justice and humanitarian issues as well as generating awareness within communities that leads to public debate and policy change,” states Patricia Collett, UNAA Victoria Executive Director. Journalists and producers whose work has appeared in the Australian media between 2 September 2012 and 30 August 2013 are encouraged to nominate now.
MAJOR AWARD CATEGORIES:
• Best Print:
• Best Television (Sponsored by SBS):
- Current Affairs
- Feature / Documentary
• Best Online
• Best Radio
• Best Photojournalism
SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES:
• Promotion of Aboriginal Reconciliation (Sponsored by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)
• Promotion of Multicultural Issues (Sponsored by the Australian Multicultural Foundation)
• Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Women’s Rights and Issues (Sponsored by the Office of Women’s Policy)
• Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Children’s Rights and Issues
• Promotion of Positive Images of the Older Person
Nominations close 5pm, Friday 30 August 2013.
Winners of the 2013 Media Awards will be announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner to be held at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Friday 18 October. We invite the Australian community to join us at this gala event to celebrate the outstanding achievements of this year’s winners and finalists.
For more information including entry criteria and nomination forms please visit: www.unaavictoria.org.au
or contact the UNAA Victoria office on (03) 9670 7878 or [email protected]